"Originally published with the subtitle The breakthrough book on natural progestrone."
"First mass market paperback printing: September 2004"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-508) and index
PART I: The inner workings of hormone balance. The crux of the matter: menopausal politics and women's hormone cycles -- The dance of the steroids -- The history of hormone replacement therapy and the estrogen myth -- What is estrogen? -- Hormone balance, xenobiotics, and future generations -- What is natural progesterone? -- The dramatic difference between progesterone and progestins -- Sex hormones and the brain -- What are androgens? -- Hormone balance and the menstrual cycle -- -- PART II: Hormone balance and illness. Progesterone and menopause symptoms -- Hormone balance and the adrenal and thyroid glands -- Hormone balance, nutrition, and osteoporosis -- Women and cardiovascular disease -- Hormone balance and cancer -- Getting off conventional HRT and on to natural hormones -- Natural hormone balance and pelvic disorders -- Hormone balance and other common health problems -- -- PART III: Creating and maintaining hormone balance. How to use progesterone supplementation -- How to use estrogen, DHEA, pregnenolone, the corticosteroids, testosterone, and androstenedione -- Nutrition for healthy hormones -- Commonly asked questions about using natural progesterone